News

Gluten-free frozen pizza, packed with the DIENST P³

The P³ standard cartoner from the packaging specialist from Germany is a successful model. The Appetais company has also recognized this: It invested in the horizontal cartoner for a production line in which gluten-free frozen pizza is manufactured.

The demands and requirements of customers in the food sector are increasing. The gluten-free segment in particular has grown considerably in recent years, and even discount stores now offer foods without gluten. It is not only people with an intolerance or tolerance who are turning to the alternative, even though scientists disagree about the health benefits for those without the disease. More and more gluten-free variants are also making their way onto the shelves of convenience products such as frozen foods. The company Appetais based in Italy has developed a completely new production line for gluten-free frozen pizza. The historic bakery in Genova was converted in 2016 into a facility dedicated exclusively to the production of frozen gluten-free products with AIC certification. There are particularly high hygiene requirements in the production and processing of gluten-free products: The products must not come into contact in any way with conventional cereal products and the gluten protein they contain - even a few crumbs can trigger discomfort in sufferers.
In the fall of 2021, the company invested in a packaging machine from DIENST. "The experience with DIENST was great. In a very complex situation due to the pandemic, the DIENST team was able to respond to the difficulties and proved to be efficient and very cooperative," praises Andrea Camorati, project manager at the Italian producer.

P³ standard cartoner from DIENST is a model of success
Appetais has chosen DIENST as a leading company in the packaging industry, also on the recommendation of consultants. The standard cartoner P³ is often referred to as the "pizza cartoner", and well-known manufacturers of frozen pizza have several of them in their production halls. This is now also the case at Appetais Italia S.p.A. in Genoa. The machine has been in operation there for a good six months and the team is extremely satisfied. "The machine is characterized by high productivity, great efficiency, ease of operation and speed during format changes," reports Andrea Camorati, project manager at the Italian company. With up to 160 cycles per minute, the P³ is a real speed miracle. It also requires little maintenance, is solid and, thanks to its high quality, practically indestructible. As with every other cartoner from DIENST, the surfaces are made of stainless steel. The particularly hygienic, germ-resistant material is an advantage in view of the strict requirements for the production of gluten-free food.

Specialist for individual solutions
DIENST Verpackungstechnik GmbH has been part of the POLAR Group in Hofheim am Taunus for over 10 years. Based at the Hofheim plant since 2020, the company designs, develops and implements efficient, high-quality and individual packaging solutions for manufacturers from various consumer sectors. In addition to horizontal cartoning machines, the product portfolio includes machines from the Top Load and End of Line sectors. Through customized solutions, also for entire packaging lines, DIENST is a recognized partner of internationally leading producers and major corporations.

 

Contact person for press inquiries
Frank Mayer
Head of Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0)6192 204-226
E-Mail: frank.mayer@polar-group.org

 

Hispack in Barcelona - DIENST presents the multi-talent P³

The P³ standard cartoner from DIENST Verpackungstechnik is presented at the packaging, processing and logistics trade fair in Spain. The all-round talent reliably packs various dimensionally stable products. As a series model, the P³ also impresses with short delivery times.

Hispack will take place from 24-27 May at Fira Barcelona in Spain. The DIENST machine will be presented at the Luciano Aguilar stand. In Spain and Portugal, Luciano Aguilar has been the exclusive agent for DIENST for many years.

So far, the standard cartoner P³ has been a great success: "We are very pleased that we have been able to develop and implement individual solutions and extensions for many customers. Follow-up orders confirm the high quality of the product and service and the customer confidence," says Frigyes Borbély, Head of Sales at DIENST. In addition to frozen pizzas, the horizontal cartoner also packs all other dimensionally stable products quickly and easily. With high flexibility in the format range and a cycle speed of 160 products per minute, the machine is a real all-round talent. The P³ can be seen live and in action in Hall 3 at stand E169.

Specialist for individual solutions
DIENST Verpackungssystems GmbH has been part of the POLAR Group in Hofheim am Taunus for over 10 years. Based at the Hofheim plant since 2020, the company designs, develops and implements efficient, high-quality and individual packaging solutions for manufacturers from various consumer sectors. In addition to horizontal cartoning machines, the product portfolio also includes machines from the Top Load and End of Line sectors. With customer-specific solutions, also for entire packaging lines, DIENST is a recognised partner of leading international producers and major corporations.

 

Contact person for press inquiries
Frank Mayer
Head of Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0)6192 204-226
E-Mail: frank.mayer@polar-group.org

 

DIENST Verpackungstechnik develops automated logistics solution

The company DIENST from Hofheim near Frankfurt specializes in individual solutions in the packaging industry. With the "PAL" - Packaging for Automated Logistics - it takes another big step towards automation.

E-commerce sales have been growing steadily for years, and the pandemic has intensified this development. The increasing individuality of orders is putting pressure on the logistics industry - agile solutions are needed instead of standardized production and packaging lines.

PAL - Packaging for Automated Logistics, is the name DIENST has given to the new system, which will be delivered to a customer in the logistics sector in the spring of 2022, and which addresses precisely this issue: PAL's extensive automation enables packages with different fillings to run mixed through the packaging line. Previously, it was necessary to select a separate setting for each combination and then run them one after the other. This flexibility enables productivity of up to 72 packages per minute while saving on labor costs. With the PAL, DIENST supplies an all-round system: from carton erector to package ready for dispatch, all steps are integrated in the 40-meter packaging line.

Dispatch via QR code
The individual contents depending on the order, including brochures and return labels, are inserted into the packaging. The latter is already done fully automatically; in the future, that will also happen with all objects. In the beginning, individual components are still inserted manually on the assembly line. "We offer our customer fully automatic product security by means of a QR code," says Wolfgang Lapke, project manager at DIENST. The PAL is the first system of its kind on the market. The solution lies in the QR code printed on each package. This tells the machine which product is inserted, which is constantly compared with the order in the higher-level system. In the event of errors, the package is ejected directly.

DIENST - High-performance Packaging Machines Made in Germany
In its modern production site near Frankfurt, DIENST Packsystems designs, develops and implements efficient, high-quality and individual packaging solutions for manufacturers in the consumer sectors of food, baby care, cosmetics, hygiene products, (home) electronics and many more.

 

Contact person for press inquiries
Frank Mayer
Head of Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0)6192 204-226
E-Mail: frank.mayer@polar-group.org

 

DIENST at ANUGA FoodTec

Pack and enjoy – Pizza at the DIENST booth at ANUGA FoodTec

The German packaging specialist DIENST presents its horizontal cartoner P³ in cologne – Performance Power for your Pizza. In keeping to the theme, fresh Pizza will be served in hall 8 at booth C.81.

ANUGA FoodTec in Cologne is the leading international trade show for all topics related to the food and beverage industry. The company DIENST Verpackungstechnik from Hofheim near Frankfurt presents its standard cartoner P³. L, visitors to the DIENST booth can look forward to a delicious slice of freshly baked pizza.

So far, the P³ standard cartoner has been a great success: "We are very pleased that we have been able to develop and implement individual solutions and extensions for many customers. Follow-up orders confirm the high quality of the product and service as well as customer confidence," says Frigyes Borbély, Head of Sales at DIENST. In addition to frozen pizzas, the horizontal cartoner also packs all other dimensionally stable products quickly and easily. With high flexibility in the format range and a cycle rate of 160 products per minute, the machine is a real all-round talent. The system will be shown live and in action in hall 8 at booth C.81.

Specialist for individual solutions
DIENST Verpackungssystems GmbH has been part of the POLAR Group in Hofheim am Taunus for over 10 years. Based at the Hofheim plant since 2020, the company designs, develops and implements efficient, high-quality and individual packaging solutions for manufacturers from various consumer sectors. In addition to horizontal cartoning machines, the product portfolio includes machines from the Top Load and End of Line sectors. With customized solutions, also for entire packaging lines, DIENST is a recognized partner of leading international producers and major corporations.

 

Contact person for press inquiries
Frank Mayer
Head of Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0)6192 204-226
E-Mail: frank.mayer@polar-group.org

One year, one location

DIENST celebrates one year at the new location

The packaging specialist has been part of the POLAR Group for over 10 years. The first joint projects are already underway, and the managing director is content with the development.

DIENST was founded in 1988 by Walter Dienst and was last located in Hochheim. In 2011, the POLAR Group took over the company completely. After the production has already been operating in the new plant for several years, the administration was also relocated to Hofheim in February 2021. Synergies have been created at the joint location, and departments such as human resources and marketing look after both companies in parallel. The first celebration with both companies on the occasion of two anniversaries in september 2021 also created a stronger sense of community internally.

Michael Wombacher, Managing Director of the POLAR Group, is content with the last year: "With the merger of POLAR and DIENST, we have also added handling and automation to our range of services. This is an opportunity that neither of us could have tackled on our own, and it has already enabled us to grow our sales this year“.

DIENST has specialized in manufacturing packaging machinery for global manufacturers of food and non-food items since 1988. Through customized solutions - also for entire packaging lines - DIENST is a recognized partner of leading international producers and major corporations.

Contact person for press inquiries
Frank Mayer
Head of Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0)6192 204-226
E-Mail: frank.mayer@polar-group.org